alt-J have released a new video for their track “Pleader” off of their new album RELAXER.
The sweepingly cinematic video was directed by award winning director Isaiah Seret (MGMT, Norah Jones, Edward Sharpe) and stars Sophia Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Hunstman: Winter’s War, Netflix’s Gypsy) and Morgan Watkins (Kingsman: The Secret Service, BBC’s The Hour.)
The video premiered this morning on NPR.
“When we set out to make a video for ‘Pleader’,” alt-J tell NPR. “Joe sent the following one line brief to director Isaiah Seret: “a Welsh mining love story; a tidal wave of earth.” What Isaiah came back with was an epic short film, inspired both by the song’s source material and Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice. A family must pit their desire to have a child against the knowledge that this would destroy their community. The hypnotic, hymnal quality of the song binds the video throughout, hinting at redemption while destruction takes place.”